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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 21, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Senior Katie McCabe (Watertown, Conn.) and sophomore Alison Cappelloni (Sudbury, Mass.) were named 2007-08 Co-MVP's of the Colby women's basketball team to highlight the team's postseason awards, presented at its annual banquet on Sunday, March 16.
McCabe, the team's lone senior, led the Mules in scoring (15.3 ppg.) and rebounding (9.5 rpg.), ranked second in both categories among all NESCAC players. She led the team in scoring 14 times, including a season and career-high 30 points in a season-opening double-overtime win vs. Wheaton College, an NCAA Tournament team this season. McCabe also set a career high for rebounds with 21 versus Thomas and finished her career with fifth all-time in scoring at Colby with 1,241 points and added 729 rebounds.
Cappelloni was second on the team in both scoring (13.6/game) and rebounding (6.6/game) and set a single-season school record for three-pointers with 47. Following a slow start due to injury, Cappelloni finished second in NESCAC-scoring at 16.0 ppg. and led the conference with 22 three-pointers in league play. She was the Mules' leading scorer in six games, including three of the final six contests. She had four 25-plus efforts this season, including a season-high 29 at Bates.
First-year Karlyn Adler (Rye Brook, N.Y.) earned the Most Improved Award. Adler led the team in assists with 59 and averaged 6.8 points per game. She became the team's starting point guard midway through the season and led the Mules to a .500 record (8-8) over the final 16 regular season games.
The Coaches Award was presented to McCabe, given in recognition of her leadership and excellence. Moving forward, this award will be called the "Katie McCabe Leadership Award" and will presented annually to the player who demonstrates the qualities of leadership best exemplified by McCabe during her collegiate career.
Colby finished the season at 9-16, advanced to the NESCAC Tournament for the second time in three years and returns 10 of 11 letterwinners, including four starters, next season while adding newcomers including Lee Academy product Aarika Ritchie and Cony standout Rachael Mack, who was named the 2008 Gatorade Player of the Year and 2008 Miss Maine Basketball.